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    January 22, 2019

    Carthage man's gun case transferred to federal court

    FARMINGTON — A  Carthage man who had faced a state charge of felony possession of a firearm by a prohibited person has had his case transferred to a federal court.  On Dec. 14, an arrest warrant was issued out of U.S. District Court in Bangor for Michael Creig Ringer, 49, after a federal indictment on a […]

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    January 21, 2019

    Livermore Falls adopts ethics, conduct codes

    LIVERMORE FALLS — Selectmen voted Jan. 15 to accept a Code of Ethics for town officials and employees, and a Code of Conduct for appointed and elected officials.  Board Chairwoman Heather Bronish asked Town Manager Stephen Gould to determine if the codes could go before voters in a warrant article.  Among the points outlined in […]

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    January 18, 2019

    Chesterville man charged with trafficking after crack cocaine found in pickup

    JAY — A Chesterville man was arrested Wednesday after Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies found crack cocaine in a pickup truck stopped on Route 133 for a broken tail light. Stephen E. Erb II was arrested on a felony charge of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs. A conviction on the charge is punishable by a maximum […]

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    January 18, 2019

    Farmington, Jay women injured in three-car collision in Jay

    JAY — Two people were injured Friday morning when a car went through a stop sign at Bean’s Corner, struck an SUV and forced both vehicles to collide with a third vehicle. A Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Allison Callahan, 19, of Farmington was traveling east on Depot Street/Route 156 on the Wilton side of the […]

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    January 16, 2019

    Budget talks to begin in Jay

    JAY — Selectpersons have scheduled a workshop for next week to discuss a draft of the $5.36 million municipal budget for 2019-20. The workshop is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Town Office. Once selectpersons finalize the proposed budget, residents are scheduled to vote on it April 23 at the annual town meeting at the Community […]

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    January 15, 2019

    Livermore Falls property put up for bid

    LIVERMORE FALLS — Selectmen voted Tuesday to put a property at 112 Leeds Road up for bid for a minimum of $15,000. The town foreclosed on the 3.8-acre parcel in the East Livermore area last year for unpaid taxes. The property has a well and a septic system, Town Manager Stephen Gould said, but he […]

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    January 15, 2019

    Jay approves new base pay scale for firefighters

    JAY — Selectpersons voted unanimously Monday to approve a new base pay scale for firefighters for 2019 and 2020, Town Manager Shiloh LaFreniere said Tuesday. “We have analyzed these increases based on last year’s payroll hours and will be able to cover the increases within the current budget without increasing the payroll line,” LaFreniere said. […]

  • Published
    January 15, 2019

    Manchester man seriously injured in Farmington collision

    FARMINGTON — A Manchester man was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon when the Maine Department of Transportation van he was driving hit the back of a tractor-trailer on Route 2, near Hammond Lumber. Aaron Buotte, 32, did not see a UPS truck that was stopping in front of him, according to Sgt. Edward Hastings IV of […]

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    January 14, 2019

    Belgrade man accused of assaulting Wilton resident

    WILTON — Police said a Belgrade man is accused of assaulting an acquaintance after he broke into the man’s home late Friday. Wilton police arrested Adam Brunelle, 35, on felony charges of burglary and aggravated assault, Chief Heidi Wilcox said Monday. Brunelle had a grudge against the man and assaulted him, she said. Police received […]

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    January 14, 2019

    Murder case of former Jay man in judge's hands

    FARMINGTON — Lawyers in the murder trial of James “Ted” Sweeney presented closing arguments Monday before Justice William Stokes, who said he will announce a verdict Feb. 1. Assistant Attorney General Leane Zainea said on the fifth day of the trial the 58-year-old former Jay man knew it was wrong when he struck his former, longtime […]

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